MSNBC apologizes for guest's inflammatory comment on country music

MSNBC apologized after a guest said, "nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music." senior editor Jamilah Lemieux made the comment in regards to presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz's remarks on "CBS This Morning" that he switched from rock to country music after 9/11.

Cruz said country music's response to the tragedy "resonated" with him more so than other genres. Lemieux's comments on the MSNBC program "Now with Alex Wagner" were met with giggles from her fellow guests Michael Steele and Joan Walsh.

Lemieux added, "Fresh from Lynchburg, Virginia, so he obviously doesn’t want to be a polarizing candidate, he wants to bring people together. That’s absurd."

A slightly stunned Ari Melber, who was serving as a fill-in host for Wagner, quickly responded, "Well, but I mean, there's plenty of country music that doesn't have that message."

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A few moments later, Melber addressed the camera telling viewers, "We have a programming note. A few minutes ago on this program, a guest made a comment about country music that was not appropriate, and we want to be clear this network does not condone it."

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